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Council Connections - 1 September 2021

1st September 2021

Council Calls for Expressions of Interest and Tenders, Single-use Plastics Ban and Community Events

Management of Ingham Picture Theatre

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the management of the Ingham Picture Theatre (Kelly Theatre). 

Are you a community group and/or not for profit organisation that would be interested in managing the Ingham Picture Theatre?

Expressions of Interest have been extended to 2.00pm Friday 10 September 2021.

If another operator cannot be found, the Ingham Picture Theatre will cease to show movies and will revert to a performance space only. Any existing bookings beyond October 2021 will be honoured by Council.

For further information or to express your interest, download the documentation from Council’s website Current Procurement and Tender Opportunities page or contact Council’s Procurement Coordinator on 4776 4665.

Lease and/or Management of Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre

Council is now calling for Tenders for a suitable operator/s to lease the Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre, or for operators to provide specific management services for the facility. 

Tenders close 2.00pm Tuesday 7 September 2021.

To express your interest or to download the Tender documentation, please visit Council’s website Current Procurement and Tender Opportunities page or contact Council’s Procurement Coordinator on 4776 4665.

Vista Hinchinbrook

Vista Hinchinbrook launched their café on Tuesday 17 August 2021 and customers enjoyed their signature ‘Brew with a View’ taking advantage of the amazing views of  the channel to Hinchinbrook Island. 

Vista Hinchinbrook is not only a café but also a Bed and Breakfast with three accommodation options to choose from every day of the week. 

Customers can choose from two newly renovated selfcontained cabins with their own exclusive deck or an ensuite room attached to the main complex with its own private entry.

Being a local family owned business, Vista Hinchinbrook acquires products such as coffee, tea and dairy products from other local businesses. 

For further information, please visit Vista Hinchinbrook’s website and Facebook page. 

Singapore Daisy Inspection and Control

Council wishes to advise that inspection and control of Singapore Daisy will be undertaken in areas of Cordelia and Bambaroo from Wednesday 1 September 2021 with completion anticipated by Friday 17 September 2021, weather permitting. 

Singapore Daisy is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and has been targeted for removal under the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan. 

For further information on this program, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team on 4776 4740.

Single-use Plastics Ban

All Queensland businesses must stop supplying banned single-use plastic items once the ban begins on Wednesday 1 September 2021, unless they are an exempt organisation.

Organisations that will no longer be able to provide a banned item include restaurants, cafes, bars, takeaway food shops, party suppliers, supermarkets, packaging suppliers, market stalls, not-for-profit organisations (including charities and community groups), online stores and many more.

If you have leftover banned plastic items, do not bin them, there is now a solution to ensure these items do not go to waste. 

The Great Plastic Rescue is an initiative that collects those banned plastic items and guarantees to get them recycled. Register through the link below. You will receive instructions on where to donate your excess items. 

To register, please visit thegreatplasticrescue.com.au.

Have Your Say with TAFE Queensland

In collaboration with TAFE Queensland, Council invites the community to “Have Your Say” with TAFE Queensland 12.00pm to 2.00pm Monday 13 September 2021 at TYTO Conference and Events Centre. 

Council has received feedback from the business community that there is a demand for increased provision in locally delivered training, across many industry sectors within the Shire. 

The purpose of this session is for TAFE Queensland to meet with interested community members and gain a greater understanding of the training needs within the Shire, now and into the future. 

To RSVP or for further information, contact Council. 

If you are unable to attend the session, please provide feedback or a list of training subjects and numbers of annual participants who may undertake suggested studies.

Threads Exhibition Opening

The community is invited to attend the Exhibition Opening of Threads.

Date: Friday 3 September 2021

Time: 6.00pm 

Where: TYTO Regional Art Gallery

Cost: Free

RSVP: By 4.00pm Wednesday 1  September 2021.

The exhibition will be on display from 6.00pm Friday 3 September until 4.00pm Sunday 26 September 2021.

To RSVP or for further information please contact TYTO Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725.

Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates

The community is invited to attend a free Glass Bead Workshop with Linda Bates. 

Date: Sunday 5 September 2021

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm 

Where: TYTO Regional Art Gallery

Cost: Free

RSVP: By 4.00pm Friday 3  September 2021.

Please note, there are limited spaces available.

To RSVP or for further information please contact TYTO Regional Art Gallery on 4776 4725. 

Congratulations Herbert River Crushers 

Congratulations to the Herbert River Crushers RLFC Reggies side on progressing to the Grand Final which will be held at the Sports Reserve Sunday 5 September 2021. You have done yourselves and the district very proud.

Another congratulations goes to the Under 13 Crushers who are playing in the qualifying final Friday 3 September 2021.

Herbert River Crushers Gala and Presentations

Please join Herbert River Crushers RLFC at the Crushers Gala and Presentation Night ‘Under the Stars’ on the Field.

Date: Saturday 18 September 2021

Time: 5.45pm

Where: Crushers Field, Fairford  Road Ingham

Cost: $60 per ticket 

Tickets are available to purchase at Damo’s Workwear before 5.00pm Friday 10 September 2021.

Wine and Cheese Night 

Friday 27 August 2021 saw a Wine and Cheese night at the Herbert River Museum and Gallery. 

This event was to celebrate the digital restoration of historical photographs. The images depict important historical scenes and events of the Herbert River district.  This project was supported by Council through a successful RADF Grant. 

22 photos were successfully restored and copied digitally, printed and mounted ready for display. The design and printing of postcards was also produced through this grant.

Congratulations to Ann Vardanega and local volunteers for taking a step back in time to assist with restoring and showcasing pieces of history at the Herbert River Museum and Gallery.

RADF provides funding to successful applicants for up to 70% of the total project cost. 

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 1 September 2021

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